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After the Moonshiners, By One of the Raiders: A Book of Thrilling yet Truthful Narratives (1881)

After the Moonshiners By One of the Raiders A Book of Thrilling yet Truthful Narratives George Wesley Atkinson was the tenth Governor of West Virginia He also served in the U S House of Representatives and was a judge on the Court of Claims and Federal District Attorney He was

  • Title: After the Moonshiners, By One of the Raiders: A Book of Thrilling yet Truthful Narratives (1881)
  • Author: George W. Atkinson
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  • Page: 256
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  • George Wesley Atkinson 1845 1925 was the tenth Governor of West Virginia He also served in the U.S House of Representatives and was a judge on the Court of Claims, and Federal District Attorney He was an Internal Revenue agent from 1879 to 1881 his success at interfering with moonshiners led to his appointment as a United States Marshall, serving until 1885 In hisGeorge Wesley Atkinson 1845 1925 was the tenth Governor of West Virginia He also served in the U.S House of Representatives and was a judge on the Court of Claims, and Federal District Attorney He was an Internal Revenue agent from 1879 to 1881 his success at interfering with moonshiners led to his appointment as a United States Marshall, serving until 1885 In his 1881 book After the Moonshiners , which sold 11,000 copies, he relates his personal experiences in the manner of hunting down, the moonshiners of the mountains in the Southern States He writes In January, 1880, a combined movement was made, by armed bodies of internal revenue officers, in nearly all the States from West Virginia southward, through the mountains and foot hills infected by illicit distillers, which resulted in the seizure of a large number of distilleries, and the arrest of several hundreds of individuals There is scarcely a State south of the Ohio river which is entirely clear of moonshining but it is principally carried on in the two Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, the two Virginias, and Kentucky It was a great mistake that moonshiners were ever encouraged in their wicked works by any body in the localities where they operated Such a course on the part of good citizens, newspapers, c caused them to hold out much longer in their defiance of law, than they would otherwise have done, had they met with no encouragement from the sources named It is now agreed that such a course was a grave mistake, and the men who formerly were their strongest backers are now their most outspoken enemies In most every section, the course of the law breaker is now universally condemned Contents I Moonshining, what it is and why it is carried on II, Extent of Moonshining in the Past III Where Moonshine Whisky is Produced IV How Moonshine Whisky is Produced, and how it is disposed of V Different Methods of Locating Illicit Distilleries VI Different Methods of Locating Illicit Distilleries VII Raiding Moonshine Distilleries VIII Raiding Moonshine Distilleries The Peek Fight IX, Raiding Moonshine Distilleries Continued X Moonshining in East Tennessee XI Moonshining in New York XII Davis, the noted Raider and Scout XIII Davis, the noted Raider and Scout Continued XIV Cambell Morgan, Sachem of the Cumberland Mountain Moonshiners XV Redmond, the Outlaw XVI Raiding Incidents and Anecdotes XVII Raiding Incidents and Anecdotes Continued XVIII Court Scenes, and Moonshine Incidents and Anecdotes XIX The Stories of the Raiders XX The Stories of the Raiders Continued XXI The Sad Fate of Eliza Bleylock XXII The Three Great Caverns in the South XXIII Four years On the Road Atkinson was also the author of History of Kanawah, West Virginia Pulpit, A B C of the Tariff, Don t or Negative Chips from Blocks of Living Truths, Revenue Digest, Prominent Men of West Virginia, Psychology Simplified and a volume of poems Atkinson early began to take an active part in politics, aligning himself with the Republican party, of which he has been a consistent life long member His ability as an organizer was recognized soon after he began to actively engage in party affairs and in 1876 he was made a member of the State Executive Committee Kindly by nature, generous to a fault, true to his friends and his convictions, knowing no distinction in rank among men except that marked by character.

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